Sep 12, 2012 9:00pm EDT
libyan city in benghazi. most recent events happening on 9/11 and new reporting pointing to the fact these were planned, organized events, not a spontaneous demonstration against a video as placed on the interpret as originally thought. the death of the ambassador and three others spurring renewed calls to end the spigot that pours american tax dollars into the globe's most volatile regions. here's the numbers, your numbers, your tax dollars. number one, israel, $3.1 billion. afghanistan, $2.3 billion. pakistan, $2.1 billion. iraq, $1.7 billion e just a minute dlsh -- egypt $1.6. the obama administration just announced $1 billion in debt forgiveness for egypt, which is seeking a $5 billion imf loan coming from us too. you get the point. the money flows from us to them, and make no mistake, the countries ask for the money, take it with one hand and attack us with another. i don't think like some we should be isolationists. we can't hope to be safe within our border and turn our backs. we have to lead, but the checkbook is not the most effective way of doing that. that's what i think.
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
crowding around protesting the u.s. libyan officials announcing the benghazi attack, which killed christopher stevens and three other diplomats. saying that it is part of a two-part plan operation. with more on this, we have john bolton and k.t. mcfarland. welcome to everybody and thank you for coming on tonight. the dynamite panel for this topic. i want to start with those pictures in egypt that we saw just a moment ago. k.t. mcfarland, or as let's go to you. the market is a loss of life. egypt is the key because it is the largest middle east country and the one that everyone looks to and has the longest history. as goes egypt, so for the entire region go. the fact that the demonstrations that they have had has turned out to be a who's who of the hobbits. there is the head of al qaeda whose brother was there, the one that was the first man that tried to blow up the world trade center, his nephew was there. this is not a bunch of kids picking up rocks and throwing them at the american embassy. gerri: ambassador, where is the president and what is our response. i don't see a. >> it
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. our embassy was attacked violently. that is self-evident. that wasn't what they said the first time around. >> clearly, the terrorists used the cover of this video to launch their attack. as for the apology, the explanation, why are we paying money to air this? it's in the interest of the pakistan government. i mean, it's the principle. why are we buying time when they should be giving us time to send out a message to the pakistani people. not just on state television, but on all the networks. gerri: they are supposedly our allies. this is the strangest definition of an ally ever. >> also, they are giving themselves the day off tomorrow so people can protest. >> secretary clinton was briefing congress behind closed doors, asking for more money for foreign aid for many in this country. there is a huge debate and even legislation in congress to kill some of this aid to some of these countries. some that are frankly killing our ambassador and other americans. would he make of that debate? >> one quick thing. i was not an apology. it sa